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Chile Forest Fires: Death toll reaches 123, hundreds of people missing

Updated On Feb 06, 2024 10:15 AM IST
  • Wildfires raging across Chile have claimed more than 40 lives, leading to bodies in the streets and homes engulfed in flames.
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The death toll from central Chile's blazing wildfires climbed to at least 123 people on Sunday. President Gabriel Boric warned the number would rise "significantly" as teams search gutted neighborhoods. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 10:15 AM IST

The death toll from central Chile's blazing wildfires climbed to at least 123 people on Sunday. President Gabriel Boric warned the number would rise "significantly" as teams search gutted neighborhoods. (REUTERS)

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Burnt cars destroyed after the wildfires are sorted at a landfill in Villa Independencia, Valparaiso region in Chile on February 5.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Burnt cars destroyed after the wildfires are sorted at a landfill in Villa Independencia, Valparaiso region in Chile on February 5.(AFP)

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The fires seemed to have subsided by Monday morning after burning intensely since Friday on the eastern edge of the city of Viña del Mar.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The fires seemed to have subsided by Monday morning after burning intensely since Friday on the eastern edge of the city of Viña del Mar.(REUTERS)

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Delivery app workers distribute lunches and water donated by the companies to firefighters in Villa Independencia, Valparaiso region in Chile on February 5.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Delivery app workers distribute lunches and water donated by the companies to firefighters in Villa Independencia, Valparaiso region in Chile on February 5.(AFP)

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Houses burn amid the spread of wildfires in Vina del Mar, Chile on Saturday.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Houses burn amid the spread of wildfires in Vina del Mar, Chile on Saturday.(REUTERS)

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A resident flees an encroaching forest fire in Vina del Mar, Chile. Officials say intense forest fires burning around a densely populated area of central Chile have left several people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A resident flees an encroaching forest fire in Vina del Mar, Chile. Officials say intense forest fires burning around a densely populated area of central Chile have left several people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes.(AP)

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Firefighters work on the zone of a forest fire in the hills in Quilpe comune, Valparaiso region in Chile. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Firefighters work on the zone of a forest fire in the hills in Quilpe comune, Valparaiso region in Chile. (AFP)

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The region of Valparaoso and Viña del Mar, in central Chile, woke up on Saturday with a partial curfew to allow the movement of evacuees and the transfer of emergency equipment in the midst of a series of unprecedented fires, authorities reported.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The region of Valparaoso and Viña del Mar, in central Chile, woke up on Saturday with a partial curfew to allow the movement of evacuees and the transfer of emergency equipment in the midst of a series of unprecedented fires, authorities reported.(AFP)

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Smoke fills the air following the spread of wildfires affecting many parts of the Valparaiso region in Vina del Mar, Chile.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Smoke fills the air following the spread of wildfires affecting many parts of the Valparaiso region in Vina del Mar, Chile.(REUTERS)

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A helicopter flying over a burnt area drops water from a bucket to douse flames during the spread of wildfires in Vina del Mar, Chile.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A helicopter flying over a burnt area drops water from a bucket to douse flames during the spread of wildfires in Vina del Mar, Chile.(REUTERS)

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Interior Minister Carolina Tohá earlier said that 92 forest fires were burning in the center and south of the country, where temperatures have been unusually high this week. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Interior Minister Carolina Tohá earlier said that 92 forest fires were burning in the center and south of the country, where temperatures have been unusually high this week. (AFP)

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The most fatal fires occurred in the Valparaíso region, prompting authorities to advise thousands of residents to evacuate their residences. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The most fatal fires occurred in the Valparaíso region, prompting authorities to advise thousands of residents to evacuate their residences. (AP)

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Aerial view of burned houses after a forest fire that affected the hills in Quilpe, Viña del Mar, Chile.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Aerial view of burned houses after a forest fire that affected the hills in Quilpe, Viña del Mar, Chile.(AFP)

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